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According to the census, his parents were born in Maryland. His paternal grandparents were from Prussia and Hanover. The elder Ruth then became a counterman in a family-owned combination grocery and saloon business on Frederick Street.
Details are equally scanty about why young George was sent at the age of 7 to St. Mary's Industrial School for Boysa reformatory and orphanage. As an adult, Babe Ruth reminisced that as a youth he had been running the streets and rarely attending school, as well was drinking beer when his father was not looking.
Some accounts say that following a violent incident at his father's saloon, the city authorities decided that this environment was unsuitable for a small child. Mary's on June 13, He was recorded as "incorrigible" and spent much of the next twelve years there. Mary's boys received an education, students were also expected to learn work skills and help operate the school, particularly once the boys turned Ruth became a shirtmaker and was also proficient as a carpenter.
He would adjust his own shirt collars, rather than having a tailor do so, even during his well-paid baseball career. The boys, aged 5 to 21, did most work around the facility, from cooking to shoemaking, and renovated St. The food was simple, and the Xaverian Brothers who ran the school insisted on strict discipline; corporal punishment was common.
Ruth's nickname there was "Niggerlips", as he had large facial features and was darker than most boys at the all-white reformatory.
James's Home, a supervised residence with work in the community, but he was always returned to St. Mary's only to attend the funeral.
Mary's was due in part to repeatedly breaking Baltimore's windows with long hits while playing street ball ; by another, he was told to join a team on his first day at St.
Mary's by the school's athletic director, Brother Herman, becoming a catcher even though left-handers rarely play that position. During his time there he also played third base and shortstopagain unusual for a left-hander, and was forced to wear mitts and gloves made for right-handers.
A large man, Brother Matthias was greatly respected by the boys both for his strength and for his fairness.
For the rest of his life, Ruth would praise Brother Matthias, and his running and hitting styles closely resembled his teacher's.
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Please support FanGraphs by becoming a member. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. (February 6, – August 16, ) was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 . MLB Batting, MLB Pitching, Career WAR Leaders, Single-Season Home Run Leaders, Active Strikeout Leaders, Upcoming Player Milestones, MLB Scores Yesterday's MLB Games, Scores from any date in MLB history, MLB Probable Pitchers, Height: Meter.